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    Coronavirus spreads fear, racism worldwide

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:19am on February 05, 2020

    As the deadly coronavirus has spread worldwide, it has carried with it xenophobia — and Asian communities around the world are finding themselves subject to...

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    Logging at Australian plantation kills, injures Koalas

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 04:22pm on February 03, 2020

    Dozens of koalas have been euthanised and some 80 more are being treated for injuries and starvation after their habitat was logged, prompting an Australian...

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    Drunk driver kills 4 in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:42pm on February 02, 2020

    A drunk driver slammed his pickup truck into a group of children in Sydney, killing two sisters, their brother and a cousin and seriously injuring...

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    Emergency declared for bushfire-threatened Canberra

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:50am on February 01, 2020

    Authorities in Canberra on Friday declared the first state of emergency in almost two decades as a bushfire bore down on the Australian capital. Chief...

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    Upcoming heatwave renews worries of inflaming Australia bushfire

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 05:40pm on January 30, 2020

    Australia was bracing for a heatwave to sweep across the country’s fire-ravaged southeast in the coming days, with the forecast stoking fears the soaring temperatures...

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    Ardern calls September election

    Agence-France-Presse. New Zealand | Updated at 10:58pm on January 28, 2020

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called a general election for September, in a vote that will test whether her widespread popularity overseas is...

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    Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

    Agence-France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:51pm on January 27, 2020

    A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday. Paramedics were called to a pub in...

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    Thousands rally across Australia for ‘Invasion Day’ protests

    Agence France-Presse . Melbourne | Updated at 11:47pm on January 26, 2020

    Thousands of people joined Invasion Day protests in cities across Australia Sunday to mark the beginning of British colonisation of the vast continent. January 26...

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    Australia fires ‘devastating habitats’ of endangered species

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:31am on January 21, 2020

    Australia’s bushfires and other climate change effects are devastating the habitats of critically endangered species and driving the native platypus towards extinction, according to surveys...

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    Victoria braces for severe storms

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:04am on January 20, 2020

    Forecasters have warned of severe storms in Australia’s fire-hit state of Victoria, which could lead to flooding, reports BBConline. Recent heavy rains have dampened many...

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